Sunday, May 23, 2010

Altered handbag using alcohol inks!

My Dad gave me this little handbag in a box of goodies that he collected for me, it had broken jewellery, chains and all sorts of bits and pieces that will be popping up on here from time to time.

This handbag is made from plastic and is probably from a $2 shop but I had an idea for it!! I covered the gold colour using Ranger Alcohol Inks - Espresso, butterscotch and currant, then used October Afternoon stickers, Webster's page bloomer trim (my favourite at the moment!), Prima flowers and a few other little embellishments.


Sorry for no image as this item in being published! It's actually going to be in Scrapbooking Memories Vol 12 No 11 Woohoo!!

Anyway, hope you like it.

I'll be posting again in the next couple of days to show you a card I made using Copic Markers, two ideas which I'm sure you will love!!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Why I love all things old!

I went and visited my Dad last weekend in Glen Innes NSW, while I sat in his sitting room it suddenly came to me why I like old items - his place is full of them and I just love them all!! Dads place is like walking into a second hand antique shop, filled with wonderful, quirky nicnaks everywhere!! He really loves the colour red and has two of these stunning red chandeliers in his sitting room, most of the items in that room are red, it's such a happy colour. I thought I would share some photos with you which have sparked inspiration in me. I'm going to make a mini album for Dad with pictures of these wonderful pieces in it, maybe I should make one for me too!!

Back soon to share some creations!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Copic Markers and building up layers.

Hi again,

I won't have time to play this weekend as I'm going to visit my Dad in Glen Innes which is about a 7 hour drive. So I thought I would share another Copic card before I go. I've been playing and playing and just love them!!

In this card I kept building up the layers using the same marker, I found the B60 Pale Blue Grey to be a great background colour to give depth. If you can enlarge the picture you should be able to see how I shaded it darker at the bottom, I kept going over it ensuring that I had scrap paper underneath to blot the ink, so it wouldn't spread out on my image. I found this marker to be great as I could easily go over the roses without them changing colour. I completely coloured the sitting bench with E37 and created a distress worn look by lightly applying the colourless blender in the highlighted areas, let it dry and it will fade it for you, fantastic!
Another thing, I find it very helpful to look at real life pictures in magazines to see where the shades are and where shadows fall.
I promise I will have more in-depth pictures next time with steps, I'm just a bit rushed at the moment packing to go away.
Experiment with your Copics and have fun!

The stamp is an old PSX K-1792, the papers and clearly yours stickers are from K&Company serendipity collection.
Hopefully in Glen Innes I'll have time to stop at some of my favourite op shops, if I do I'm sure to share my goodies with you, in pics of course LOL.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Copic Certified and some cards!

Hi everyone,

Last week I took the Copic Certification course in Sydney, taught by Marianne Walker and Lori Craig. I had so much fun learning all about the Copic markers, I love, love, love them! Now I'm Copic Certified and I will be sharing my cards and techniques using them. Let me know if you would like to attend a class or have me demonstrate at your store.

Here are a two cards I made over the weekend, one using a Motivet Hilda the Hippo stamp that Philippa from Lime Tart stamped up for me, the other is a The Greeting Farm stamp, sorry I don't know the name of the image as it was Lori's stamp that we shared at the course.

Thanks for looking, back to playing with these yummy Copic markers!!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

How to make a swinging card!

Hi everyone,

I just thought I would let you know that on there is a video of myself (a very nervous me who forgets to smile LOL) showing how to make a swinging card, the steps are very easy and they're fun to make.

You may need to join CraftLovers but it's free and there are many other great videos on other crafts, there will be more of me to come soon LOL.


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